KAYAK CORNER

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    Hey, your still up. I have watched this guy before and always enjoyed listening to him. As a matter of fact I posted a question to him about what the foam wrap in front of the handle on his rod was. He catches some good fish, does CPR and says what is on his mind. I couldn't agree with him more on not wanting the responsibility on what kayak a person buys. And he apparently really enjoys his fishing because he is always laughing.

    That's my 2 cents.
     
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    Yep I stumbled upon his YouTube channel this past weekend & ended up watching every video he has posted. Very good fisherman with a soft voice that is easy to listen to which is rare these days. You can tell he really enjoys it & making his videos.
    This kayak fishing is intriguing to me, I'm a bank fishing guy that was saving for a small boat, but now I'm wondering if kayak is the way to go for where I fish. Although my girlfriend likes to tag along fishing so she's not too excited about the kayak idea
     
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    I have a yak and love it. There are places I won't go in it, but for backwater, skinny water, small creeks/rivers... awesome.

    I wouldn't take it on the MO or Miss, or main areas of a huge reservoir, but that's me. I don't want to get swamped, or be that one statistic.
     
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    Thanks Mac, yeah I watched his videos as well and he is always calm and collected in that yak. No way I could do it. I would need a yak the size of a pontoon for my fat butt. Anyway thanks again, really enjoy his videos. - Fishfeen
     
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    The kayak he uses it top of the line also. I was thinking about a yak at one tome and so checked on the one like he foot paddles. They get a little high priced. I think most folks spend 5 to 8 hundred and not the 24 hundred this one is. I agree with Luke about places I would not go but the home rivers are a lot different. He is in Eastern Tennessee and the waters there are much more calm that the Miss or Mo rivers.

    He make very enjoyable videos to watch and has some straight talk in them about what he is doing. Always a good addition to the forum.
     
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    My yak listed at $1799, but I was able to get it on a little bit of a discount thanks to having worked for them in the past.

    I love it though. When the place is right for it, it can't be beat.
     
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    How to safely anchor a Kayak

     
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    FISHING FOR BLUE CATFISH USING LIVE BLUE GILLS SUSPENDED.
     
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    My wife (of 45years says I can not have a kayak. Of course she said the same thing about my Harley, my ATV and my boat. Maybe someday she will be right.
     
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    I've seen quite a few of his videos and also follow him on Instagram. He's always putting up good pictures and great videos.
     
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    I sure like watching these videos. So far the only tweeking needed is to turn the intro music down a smudge. I forget every time and it bounces me out of the chair every time. By the time I get it adjusted, it is over. Now since my son just moved there, if "J" would just start dropping waypoints and notify me when they are ready to download, it would be a really big help. :biggrin1:
     
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    Primarily use my kayak on lakes, but avoid lakes with frequent high winds and lots of recreational boat traffic.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Catfish1 mobile app
     
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    I use mine on smaller water. Small lakes, ponds, creeks, rivers.

    Bigger water, bigger boat. More for safety, as I know that my yak can handle more places than I take it, but also for covering more water too.
     
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    I would love to try a yak but since my lungs are in bad shape and I getting winded on land is not near the danger of getting winded on the water, I will stick to a little bigger boat with a trolling motor.

    I hope all readers realize that the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers are very different than the Missouri and Mississippi. Current is fine but can be very dangerous.

    right lines
     
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    I put a trolling motor on my yak, just sayin. :D

    It's fun, and fine for what I use it for (skinny access to backwaters most can't/won't go to.)
     
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    Sounds good Luke. Yaks would seem to always be good for smaller water or back water. I sure like watching these videos. Especially since my son just moved there. I will take his new to him boat down when he gets settled in to his own place and I foresee a fishing trip coming up. He has never owned a boat before so I figure at least two trips to get him comfortable with launching and water safety.
     
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